Born and raised in Penticton BC, Amelia Boultbee is a fourth generation Pentictonite with deep local knowledge and an abiding love of her hometown. She was elected to City Council in 2022.
At 18, she moved for school and completed a degree in Political Science at UBC and then attended UBC law school. After practicing in downtown for six years and gaining an appreciation for how lucky she was to grow up here, Amelia returned to Penticton to be close to family and live the incomparable Okanagan lifestyle.
As a lawyer, Amelia learned the importance of diplomacy, collaboration, and careful strategy and preparation and will bring this experience to the table as council grapples with the complex issues of poverty, addiction and homelessness and how to work effectively with the provincial government.
As a councillor, she believe responsible housing development, energetic support of small businesses and the focused attraction of more diverse industries to Penticton will result in a more balanced economy and benefit the whole community.